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In physics, Gauss's law, also known as Gauss's flux theorem, is a law of physics. The law is about understanding the difference between the release of electric charge to the resulting electric field.

The law was created by Carl Friedrich Gauss in 1835. However, it was not published until 1867. It is one of the four Maxwell's equations which is about the basis of classical electrodynamics. The other three being Gauss's law for magnetism, Faraday's law of induction, and Ampère's circuital law.

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